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ANCAP defends Hyundai i30's range-wide five star rating

Independent crash safety watchdog ANCAP has defended giving all Australian variants of the new Hyundai i30 the maximum five-star score despite some discrepancies, including the fact no NCAP body has actually crashed the vehicle...

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Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Honda Civic and Hyundai i30 have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing firm ANCAP. Following the disappointing two-star result for the Great Wall Steed ute, the two popular small cars scored top marks, while the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity lifestyle van was also awarded the full five stars...


Great Wall Steed flunks ANCAP test with two-star rating
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Great Wall Steed flunks ANCAP test with two-star rating

The budget Great Wall Steed ute has scored a shocking two stars in the latest round of ANCAP crash testing, against the 2016 ratings criteria. In response, Great Wall Motors Australia said it was disappointed, but accepted it needed to improve to meet our market's standards. The independent crash-test body gave the Chinese load carrier an overall truncated score of 16...


MG promising five-star safety despite GS SUV's four-star ANCAP result
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MG promising five-star safety despite GS SUV's four-star ANCAP result

MG Australia remains committed to delivering five-star safety in its range, despite the new GS SUV managing only four stars in ANCAP crash tests. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch drive for the company's first-ever SUV, Danny Lenartic, MG Australia's senior manager for marketing and communications, said there's a strong focus on safety for the Chinese-owned brand...


Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq, Volvo S90 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq, Volvo S90 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The new Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq and Volvo S90 have all been given five-star safety ratings by independent crash testing authority ANCAP this week. With the S90 already on sale here, the A5 and Ioniq have been awarded the top safety scores ahead of their launches Down Under, while the smaller Hyundai i20 - which is sold in New Zealand but not Australia - fell short of the full five stars, achieving only four...


2017 Audi Q5 gets five-star EuroNCAP rating, others fare worse
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2017 Audi Q5 gets five-star EuroNCAP rating, others fare worse

The 2017 Audi Q5 has received a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority Euro NCAP, ahead of its Australian launch later this year. Scoring 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupants, 73 per cent for pedestrian protection and 58 per cent for safety assist systems, the Q5 showed good all-round performance - dropping points mainly due to the lack of a lane support system as standard equipment...


2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The recently-launched 2017 Toyota C-HR has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority ANCAP. Fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as standard, the C-HR performed well in all assessment areas, achieving an overall score of 33.18 out of 38 for adult occupant protection...


Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP rating

The Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop has received the same five-star ANCAP rating as its soft-top sibling, reaffirming its status as one of the best-performing sports cars in crash tests. Mazda has also made the range safer than before by making blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to base variants in both body-styles, alongside the GT's adaptive LED headlights that swivel into corners...


ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous
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ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous

'Safety first'. It's a phrase commonly uttered in schools, workplaces, and even in the home. But in the wake of the Ford Mustang’s recent two-star ANCAP safety rating, the notion of safety actually being first has, yet again, come to the fore...


CarAdvice podcast 38: Behind the HSV GTSR W1, and more
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CarAdvice podcast 38: Behind the HSV GTSR W1, and more

This week, Mandy and Mike Costello are joined by George Skoufis, the Melbourne winner of our Be on the podcast panel competition. It's been a big week in car news, including the 2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs, Toyota confirming October 3 end for Australian production, Volkswagen topping the 2016 global sales chart, and reports of new Nissan Z car and Toyota Supra concepts for a Tokyo show unveiling...


I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again
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I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again

You can imagine how chuffed I was, painting a set of 11s on the tarmac during my first drive of a manual Ford Mustang GT with its hearty naturally aspirated V8 engine. In fact, it was around this time last year that I was singing its praises on social media. It all culminated at the end of last year when we ran our performance car test at Motorworld...


Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result
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Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result

ANCAP says it unsuccessfully attempted to secure Ford Mustangs to crash test on several occasions, before encouraging its European sister organisation Euro NCAP to pick up the baton...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever
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Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever

Volvo has lived up to its reputation, with the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon netting five stars in Euro NCAP’s brand new 2017 testing regime. Moreover, both cars eclipsed the previous record score, attained by… another Volvo, the XC90 crossover...


Ford Mustang gets two-star ANCAP crash rating
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Ford Mustang gets two-star ANCAP crash rating

The massively popular Ford Mustang GT V8 Fastback coupe has received a disastrous two-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), based on testing conducted by sister organisation Euro NCAP, and more than a year after its local launch...


2017 Ford Escape confirmed with ANCAP five-star safety
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2017 Ford Escape confirmed with ANCAP five-star safety

A sticker swap this week has seen the new 2017 Ford Escape awarded the same five-star ANCAP safety rating held by its predecessor, the Kuga. That is to be expected, of course, with the Escape and Kuga separated by little more than a styling makeover, new features and a badge exchange...


500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating
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500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating

Crash-testing authority ANCAP has awarded the maximum five-star safety rating to three of the latest models to hit the Australian market; the Fiat 500X, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Subaru Impreza. Both the 500X and Impreza achieved high scores in the destructive crash tests, however autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is only available in higher grades in both model lines - something that ANCAP's CEO, James Goodwin, thinks should be addressed...


2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer
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2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating – but only for the top two versions in the range. The Holden Astra RS and RSV get Holden Eye autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard, as well as lane-keeping assistance, forward distance indicator and forward collision alert. But the base model R misses out on that tech...


2017 Holden Astra gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Holden Astra gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2017 Holden Astra has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP, ahead of its local launch later this month. Awarded to the mid-spec RS and and top-shelf RS-V models, the rating is based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP on the largely identical Opel Astra last year, and the fact that the two higher variants come equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems as standard equipment...


MG Motor Australia says safety is a priority
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MG Motor Australia says safety is a priority

When MG launched the MG 6 locally in 2013 there were some challenges, which ultimately contributed to the SAIC Motor-owned brand retreating from Australia. The MG 6 initially didn't fully comply with Australian Design Rules, and it scored a four-star ANCAP safety rating when tested in 2013...